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La vida inesperada (2013)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 25 April 2014 (Spain)
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Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive... See full summary »


Jorge Torregrossa


Elvira Lindo
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Juanito
Raúl Arévalo ... Jorge
Tammy Blanchard ... Jojo
Carmen Ruiz ... Sandra
Sarah Sokolovic ... Holly
Gloria Muñoz ... Madre
Juan Villarreal ... Claudio
Bill Blechingberg Bill Blechingberg ... Bill
Luis Carlos de La Lombana ... Raul (as Luis Carlos de la Lombana)
Miguel Belmonte ... Nene
Julia Murney ... Lisa
Amy Gaipa Amy Gaipa ... Carol
Twinkle Burke ... Irene
Johnny Solo ... Suave
Peter Gregus Peter Gregus ... Diner Waiter


Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive. One day his cousin Jorge arrives to visit him, expecting Juanito to be a successful man. However, through living together they will discover the truth about each other. Written by Mandy, UK

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Did You Know?


Elvira Lindo started working on the screenplay eight years prior to the making of the movie, and worked closely with Javier Cámara in modeling his character. See more »


When JoJo boards the train to go to Boston, she does so at Grand Central Terminal. However, that station only has commuter trains. To go to Boston by rail, she would have had to use Penn Station. See more »


Argentine tango - excerpt
(Claudio sings at the gathering)
Sung by Juan Villarreal
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An amazing effort
10 July 2017 | by arzkalSee all my reviews

As a whole the film is very good. It has an excellent pace and plot; it's a pleasure to see it, the dialogue is always dynamic and very creative, à la Woody Allen but not copycat except for the Brooklyn Bridge shot. The cultural contrasts between the two cultures are clever and funny. A plus: NO clichéd, unnecessary, sex scenes. My favorite character was the Argentinian, well written part, extremely real, very good actor. Javier Cámara, one of my favorite Spanish actors, since his magnificent work in Almodovar's "Hable con ella," overacts a bit, probably trying to hard --paradoxically--- to get close to the character, and ends up playing himself but his character is written as such a generous man that the audience continuous watching with pleasure. In certain situations the screenplay reaches farcical levels, but this is to be expected in Allen-influenced writing. A very enjoyable movie, no pretenses, for the love of the art. I hope this team gets together again.

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25 April 2014 (Spain) See more »

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Неожиданная жизнь See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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